Death Penalty: Justice, or Just Too Far?

The death penalty has been a topic of fierce debate for decades. From basic pros and cons lists to statistics supported cost analysis, the different arguments for or against capital punishment are well documented. But what happens when an innocent person is convicted and sentenced to die for a crime they did not commit?

Even if you think that some people deserve to die, governments make mistakes. That means having to accept the unacceptable; innocent people will die and that can’t be undone.

Professor Jason Brennan presents an unabashed look at the facts and faces and asks, “How many more innocent people have to die before we abolish the death penalty once and for all?”

2 Comments

  1. ndvo

    Should the state have the right to kill people it judges guilty of things it considers crime?
    No, of course not.

  2. Justin Jones

    Not arguing either way, but the two guys at the beginning ended up confessing to the murders even though they were innocent, they could have and their day in court and fought it. And instead of making the chemist who does the test sound like a psychopath who either intentionally flubs tests or  rigs the test, understand the a lot of tests even sure-fire test give false-positives all the time. Breathalyzers are notorious for doing this. I hate to say give him the benefit of the doubt to the chemist, but that guy is…. a chemist.  You have to have at least a Master’s to do this.

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